The White Theater opened in 1934 and was operated by M. S. White. He soon sold it to Interstate theaters, where it was operated by Joseph Luckett. The theater was frequented by both gentiles and Jews, even showing a film entirely in Yiddish at one point. The Dallas Morning News called the White Theater the “crossroads of Dallas”, bringing together different demographics with the magic of the movies. The theater was sold in 1952 and was plagued by crime in the neighborhood, closing in 1956.